DaVinci Resolve 16

Tool Summary

DaVinci Resolve 16 is a software tool that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post production! The free version of this program is very comprehensive and holds its ground when compared to the other popular editing programs.

Quick Facts

  • Price: Free
  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • Recommended for: Advanced users – The interface can be very overwhelming when you first start using it.

Things to Know

When you first download DaVinci it allows you to choose what you would like the program interface to look like (if you’re used to another program like Premiere or Final Cut). If you’re working in the standard DaVinci interface one thing to note is that the way you navigate between windows is by clicking through icons at the bottom. One cool thing you can do is change how the video and audio clips appear on the timeline, as well as the timeline itself. While exporting you can make your project into a XML, EDLs, or AAF to move the project between DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Premiere Pro. The only downside is that DaVinci may be slower on older computer models.

Getting Started Guides

DaVinci Resolve Training Materials

Community Forum

Additional Resources

Pexels: Free stock photos and footage

Pixabay: Free stock photos, footage, and music 

Freesound: Free music, sound effects, and beats for download

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